Search Results for "the-unsettling-of-america-culture-agriculture"

The Unsettling of America

The Unsettling of America

Culture & Agriculture

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Random House (NY)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: 228
  • View: 1623
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In The Unsettling of America Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline. Today's agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families, and as a nation we are thus more estranged from the land - from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it. Sadly, as Berry notes in the afterword to this new edition, his arguments and observations are still relevant today. We continue to suffer loss of community, the devaluation of human work, and the destruction of nature under an economics dedicated to the mechanistic pursuit of products and profits.

The Unsettling of America

The Unsettling of America

Culture and Agriculture

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books
  • ISBN: 9781417629510
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 234
  • View: 9200
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A critical inquiry into the ways Americans have exploited and continue to exploit the land that sustains them, tracing attitudes toward and methods of farming from the eighteenth century to the present

Ohne jeden Zweifel

Ohne jeden Zweifel

Thriller

  • Author: Tom Rob Smith
  • Publisher: Manhattan
  • ISBN: 3641091489
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1912
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Der neue Bestseller von einem der brillantesten Spannungsautoren weltweit Für Daniel ist die Nachricht ein Schock: Seine Mutter, die seit einigen Monaten mit ihrem Mann in Schweden lebt, wurde in die Psychiatrie eingeliefert. Tilde leide unter Verfolgungsangst und Wahnvorstellungen, behauptet Daniels Vater. Doch Tilde selbst, die aus Schweden zu ihrem Sohn nach London flieht, erzählt eine ganz andere Geschichte. Eine von vertuschten Verbrechen in einer eingeschworenen kleinen Gemeinschaft und dem Verschwinden einer jungen Frau in jener abgelegenen Gegend Schwedens. Doch niemand will ihr glauben. Nun ist Daniel ihre letzte Hoffnung. Tilde schildert ihm die Ereignisse der vergangenen Monate, immer in der Angst, dass auch er an ihrem Verstand zweifeln könnte ...

Watch Me - Blutige Spur

Watch Me - Blutige Spur

Romantic Suspense

  • Author: Brenda Novak
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 3862781135
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
  • View: 2334
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Ein blutiger Alptraum: Sheridans Rendezvous mit Jason endet jäh, als ein maskierter Fremder plötzlich auf sie schießt. Jason stirbt noch in derselben Nacht, Sheridan überlebt schwer verletzt. Und vom Täter fehlt fortan jede Spur. Doch dann wird zwölf Jahre später plötzlich das Gewehr gefunden, mit dem Jason ermordet wurde. Immer noch auf der Suche nach Antworten, kehrt Sheridan zum Tatort zurück. Aber jemand scheint nicht zu wollen, dass die Wahrheit ans Licht kommt. Jemand, der bereit ist zu töten. Einmal mehr ...

The Agricultural Crisis

The Agricultural Crisis

A Crisis of Culture

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Myrin Inst
  • ISBN: 9780913098288
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: 41
  • View: 5019
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Art of the Commonplace

The Art of the Commonplace

The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint
  • ISBN: 9781582439242
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
  • View: 4013
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Here is a human being speaking with calm and sanity out of the wilderness. We would do well to hear him." —The Washington Post Book World The Art of the Commonplace gathers twenty essays by Wendell Berry that offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture. Grouped around five themes—an agrarian critique of culture, agrarian fundamentals, agrarian economics, agrarian religion, and geobiography—these essays promote a clearly defined and compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, disease, and destructiveness of contemporary American culture. Why is agriculture becoming culturally irrelevant, and at what cost? What are the forces of social disintegration and how might they be reversed? How might men and women live together in ways that benefit both? And, how does the corporate takeover of social institutions and economic practices contribute to the destruction of human and natural environments? Through his staunch support of local economies, his defense of farming communities, and his call for family integrity, Berry emerges as the champion of responsibilities and priorities that serve the health, vitality and happiness of the whole community of creation.

Bringing It to the Table

Bringing It to the Table

On Farming and Food (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458758621
  • Category:
  • Page: 316
  • View: 301
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry's caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Drawn from more than thirty years of work, this collection is essential reading for all who care about what they eat.

The Gift of Good Land

The Gift of Good Land

Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 9781582434841
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 281
  • View: 1344
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The essays in The Gift of Good Land are as true today as when they were first published in 1981; the problems addressed here are still with us and the solutions no nearer to hand. One of the insistent themes of this book is the interdependence, the wholeness, the oneness of people, the land, weather, animals, and family. To touch one is to tamper with them all. We live in one functioning organism whose separate parts are artificially isolated by our culture. The twenty-four essays in this collection cover a variety of subjects; the author's journeys to the Peruvian Andes, to the desert of southern Arizona, and to Amish country to study the evolution of ancient native agricultural practices. In Solving for Pattern,” Mr. Berry lists fourteen critical standards for solving agricultural problems that can just as easily be used as standards for solving personal and family problems. In the title essay, the author examines our Judeo-Christian heritage to discover parallels with the Buddhist doctrine of right livelihood” or right occupation.” He develops the compelling argument that the gift” of good land has strings attached. We have it only on loan and only for as long as we practice good stewardship.

A Continuous Harmony

A Continuous Harmony

Essays Cultural and Agricultural

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Catapult
  • ISBN: 1619020807
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
  • View: 2938
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book is broad and leisurely and important. Something like the river itself on which Wendell Berry lives. It is full of wide and flowing thoughts and one thing leads to another in the manner that nature intended or used to. The language ranges from the grave and beautiful to the sharp and specific, depending on the need to express the vast variety of subjects he presents. The Nation The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. It seemed to me, Horenbein wrote, that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants. Wendell Berry's second collection of essays, A Continuous Harmony was first published in 1972, and includes the seminal Think Little, which was printed in The Last Whole Earth Catalogue and reprinted around the globe, and the splendid centerpiece, Discipline and Hope, an insightful and articulate essay making a case for what he calls a new middle.

Sechs Getränke, die die Welt bewegten

Sechs Getränke, die die Welt bewegten

  • Author: Tom Standage
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783411160037
  • Category:
  • Page: 266
  • View: 9563
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Farming

Farming

A Hand Book

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1582437637
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 118
  • View: 3519
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The America many people would like to believe in is convincingly explored in this volume of poems by a writer close to the heart of things. The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to a verse play, to a dramatic narrative and the manic, entertaining, prescient ravings of Berry's Mad Farmer, these poems show a unity of language and consciousness, skill and sensitivity, that has placed Wendell Berry at the front rank of contemporary American poets.

Mein landwirtschaftliches Testament

Mein landwirtschaftliches Testament

  • Author: Albert Howard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783922201014
  • Category:
  • Page: 253
  • View: 1218
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Citizenship Papers

Citizenship Papers

Essays

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1582439052
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 8846
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"The courage of a book, it has been said, is that it looks away from nothing. Here is a brave book." ―The Charlotte Observer "Berry says that these recent essays mostly say again what he has said before. His faithful readers may think he hasn't, however, said any of it better before." ―Booklist (starred review) "His refusal to abandon the local for the global, to sacrifice neighborliness, community integrity, and economic diversity for access to Wal-Mart, has never seemed more appealing, nor his questions of personal accountability more powerful." ―Kirkus Reviews There are those in America today who seem to feel we must audition for our citizenship, with "patriot" offered as the badge for those found narrowly worthy. Let this book stand as Wendell Berry's application, for he is one of those faithful, devoted critics envisioned by the Founding Fathers to be the life's blood and very future of the nation they imagined. Citizenship Papers collects nineteen new essays, from celebrations of exemplary lives to critiques of American life, including "A Citizen's Response [to the new National Security Strategy]"—a ringing call of caution to a nation standing on the brink of global catastrophe.

The country of marriage

The country of marriage

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 53
  • View: 9490
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The joys and serenity of marriage and the farmer's relationship with his land are explored in a collection of poems

The Way of Ignorance

The Way of Ignorance

And Other Essays

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1593761198
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 180
  • View: 8479
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A new collection of essays by the T. S. Eliot Award-winning writer features some of his top writings and explores such themes as security, freedom, and community, in a volume that includes the pieces "The Way of Ignorance," "The Purpose of a Coherent Community," and "Compromise, Hell!" Reprint.

Conversations with Wendell Berry

Conversations with Wendell Berry

  • Author: Wendell Berry,Morris Allen Grubbs
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781578069927
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 218
  • View: 4135
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Since 1960, Wendell Berry (b. 1934) has produced one of the most substantial and consistently thematic bodies of work of any modern American writer. In more than fifty books in various genres-novels, short stories, poems, and essays-he has celebrated a life lived in close communion with neighbors and the earth and has addressed many of our most urgent cultural maladies. His collections of essays urge us to think and act responsibly as members of a community-both human and natural. Volumes of his poems seek to wed us to nature and realign our vision with its mysteries. His growing Port William cycle of novels offers us a fictional model for understanding, for compassion, and for living in constant regard for others. Conversations with Wendell Berry gathers for the first time interviews with the writer, ranging from 1973 to 2006, including one never before published. For readers acquainted with Berry's work, this volume offers insights available nowhere else. It reveals succinctly the main currents of his life's work. What emerges is a citizen-writer profoundly affected by cultural crises at home and in the world. Morris Allen Grubbs directs the Preparing Future Faculty Program in the graduate school at University of Kentucky, where he was a student of Berry's. He is editor of Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories.

The landscape of harmony

The landscape of harmony

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Five Seasons Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 76
  • View: 3744
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Lektionen der Wildnis

Lektionen der Wildnis

  • Author: Gary Snyder
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783882216578
  • Category:
  • Page: 263
  • View: 6351
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 158243977X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 192
  • View: 6712
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry gathers one hundred poems written between 1957 and 1996. Chosen by the author, these pieces have been selected from each of nine previously published collections. The rich work in this volume reflects the development of Berry’s poetic sensibility over four decades. Focusing on themes that have occupied his work for years—land and nature, family and community, tradition as the groundwork for life and culture—The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry celebrates the broad range of this vital and transforming poet.